Rescued this male Blanding's Turtle from the middle of the road a few months ago. Thought it was about time to post some pics.
On a side note, someone had pointed out that this was an endangered species when I found it and keeping such species is illegal in my home state. That information is incorrect.. I'd like to reference some literature to keep a repeating discussion from starting.
~ Blanding's Turtle, Emydoidea blandingii ~ As previously noted, the automobile is certainly a major drain on the population. The species has been given legal protection in some states, particularly on the edge of its range, or where it exists only in isolated relict populations. In Michigan, where they appear to be holding their own in the remaining habitat, a daily bag limit (2) and possession limit (6) is in effect. ref: http://www.tortoise.org/archives/blandings.html